GUWAHATI: In a historic development, North Eastern region of India is now connected by sea-ports of Bangladesh.
Union shipping minister Mansukh Mandaviya, virtually, flagged off the first trial movement of container ships from Kolkata Port to Agartala and Assam via Chittagong port in Bangladesh.
“Historical day in maritime relations of India and Bangladesh. North Eastern Region of India is now connected by sea-ports of Bangladesh! Digitally flagged off the first trial movement of container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala & Assam via Chattogram Port of Bangladesh,” Mandaviya tweeted on Thursday, July 16.
Meanwhile, Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, has welcomed this initiative and tweeted, “A historic moment for Assam & #NE. Shorter cargo route through B’desh’s Chattogram & Mongla ports will boost trade & growth.”
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